I wrote this blog post when I was working in a full-time job last year. I was 28 already, and time was running out. I showed up on the world wide web with my “half-baked” start-up idea. Half baked, although I’d been thinking about the concept since 2012! Just to get it out and stop moaning every day, I took the plunge.
The plunge was pretty much like jumping off a 3-meter springboard (while also attempting a jack-knife) right into a 4-meter deep pool; even though I’d never been in a pool before, let alone swam in 4-meter deep water. Sure enough, and soon enough, I confirmed every single one of my fears.
I am going to go ahead a drop a link to the blog post I am referring to to throw in the perspective:
ARE WE TRYING TOO HARD TO LOOK DISRUPTIVE?
I didn’t coin the terms “business icon anorexia” and “early harvesting vs. mature innovations”. Those were my former boss’ terms. The blog was my perspective to this whole messed up situation we face today. And as much as I loathed it, I became the very victim of it.
I think this anxiety gets the better of most start-up founders -- it never ceases to reverberate in us.
My idea hasn’t failed. Because I haven’t even executed it. But I might just shelve it for some time until it’s what I really want it to be. So it’s partly failed? Hmm. I am going to give it all I have got to un-fail it. Just not quite yet. I’ll be back, when it’s ripe.